I had only heard one of their songs and it is was by happenstance at that. KSBJ, the local Christian radio station here in Houston, was having their brown bag music session and Leeland was the musical guest. The event was rained out, but Leeland still did couple of songs that were later available on KSBJ's website. I figured, what the hey, I would take a listen. Needless to say, I was very pleasantly surprised.
With the harmonies reminiscent of Jellyfish and the vocal prowess of Remy Zero's Cinjun Tate, Leeland powerfully proclaims the glory of Jesus Christ and the wonderful gift of salvation. With lyrics like:
"With Your love You set me free
Three nails gave me liberty
So I'll sing Your praise My God, I'll sing Your praise
Oh, with Your love You forgave my sin
Forgot my past And brought me back again
So I'll sing Your praise I'll sing Your praise, yeah" (Yes You Have)
"You can lift your eyes
Come on to the cross
There is healing for all who come
You can look at the stars and make no sense of it
(Staring at the sky)
You can search your soul and find no light
Until you look in the Savior's eyes
And then you finally realize
The saving sacrifice is love divine" (Lift Your Eyes)
Leeland drives home the point that focus on Jesus Christ allows healing and redemption and calls the soul to praise the Lord in all that we do.
The 12 Days of Christmas
by Bob & Doug McKenzie
Right click on the video and click "PLAY" to play.
Thanks to Michael L. Fiegel for having this on his site.
I look forward to getting back to posting more regularly in the next few weeks cause I actually have a few things to say.
'ACLU Solstice Barn'substitutes for Nativity Students' display on university campus featuresMarx, Lenin, Stalin as Wise Men, Pelosi angel
Posted: December 5, 20065:08 p.m. Eastern
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
University of Texas students set up an "ACLU Solstice Barn" on campus
In tongue-in-cheek deference to the American Civil Liberties Union, students at the University of Texas displayed an "ACLU Solstice Barn" on campus, featuring politically correct figures.
"We've got Gary and Joseph instead of Mary and Joseph in order to symbolize ACLU support for homosexual marriage, and of course there isn't a Jesus in the manger," said Tony McDonald, chairman of the Young Conservatives of Texas branch on the Austin campus.
The group, whose plans WND had reported earlier, installed the "creche" on the West Mall of the campus for display yesterday and today.
McDonald told WND today the reaction by students to the display was overwhelmingly positive.
"Even some liberals got the humor in it and conceded certain positions the ACLU takes are out of touch with the mainstream of Americans," he said.
One visitor turned out to be the ACLU's top official in Texas, who, according to McDonald, "had to admit that it was humorous."
McDonald said quite a number of students aren't even aware of the ACLU, and members of his group that manned the display throughout the day had to explain the acronym.
The three Wise Men in the display were Lenin, Marx and Stalin, McDonald told WND, because ACLU founder Roger Baldwin, while director of the organization, was a backer of Soviet-style communism.
As director of the ACLU in 1934, Baldwin wrote an article entitled "Freedom in the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R." in which he said "the Soviet Union has already created liberties far greater than exist elsewhere in the world." He later moderated his views but maintained a commitment to socialism.
The scene also featured a "terrorist shepherd" and an angel with Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi's face, using a photograph of the soon-to-be speaker of the House from San Francisco.
"The ACLU and other left-wing extremist groups are working diligently to destroy Americans' rights to the free expression of religion," said the Young Conservatives' Executive Director Joseph Wyly.
Wyly pointed to the city of Chicago's decision this week to ban advertisements for "The Nativity Story" movie from a local Christmas festival, fearing they might offend non-Christians.
"It's just more evidence that there is a war on Christmas being waged by the far-left in this country," he said.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Link to KVUE.com News report.